“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
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"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Monday, October 21, 2013

How To Begin fixing the Budget

What kind of military does the U.S. need now? Do we need huge armies of foot soldiers armed to the teeth, massive aircraft carriers plowing the seas, monstrous armored tanks by the thousands (by the way all presently parked in storage!), planes the air force don't even want and a HUGE arsenal of atomic bombs, enough to annihilate continents?

Or would extremely mobile and well equipped response teams, available at a moment's notice anywhere in the world, and only the size needed for the situation solve the problem? Personnel trained in counter-espionage, with the ability to search out difficult to find terrorists world-wide and with a support team of tech savvy computer knowledgeable staff working 24/7?

Who is our enemy? Are we confronted with invading hoards of armies overrunning our country? Aircraft unable to be detected and destroyed threatening our cities? Giant sea craft threatening our shores?

Of course not! Terrorists, single and in groups constantly plotting to harm our citizens and country are the principle threat.

The military budget must be cut drastically, not by giving to the massive military, command, support and infrastructure, to bases not needed around the world, to costly and unworkable weapons systems and a to huge uniformed military personnel all over the world, but to fund the type of military we need - small, smart, quickly available, top shelf equipped and supported unequivocally and totally by our U.S. citizens.

The Liberalator